Two new comic books are taking Battlestar Galactica, the 1978-1979 series and the 2003-2009 series into new territory, as Dynamite Comics released two books tomorrow commemorating 40 years of Adama, Starbuck, Cylons, and the sci-fi world of Battlestar Galactica. Whether BSG for you means Lorne Green, Dirk Benedict, Anne Lockhart, Herbert Jefferson, Jr., John Colicos, and Richard Hatch, or Edward James Olmos, Katee Sackhoff, Michael Hogan, Tricia Helfer, Mary McDonnell, and… Richard Hatch, you have two ways to get your fix of a classic series that would reboot later into one of the 21st century’s most acclaimed sci-fi stories.
First up is Battlestar Galactica Classic, Issue #1. Star Wars and Star Trek novelist John Jackson Miller teams up with Red Sonja artist Daniel HDR as classic TV’s Commander Adama must decide between an unlikely partnership for a decisive end to the Cylons or a continued pursuit to find the mythical planet called Earth. Several variant covers will be available for this issue, including work from artists Kelley Jones, Marco Rudy, Sean Chen, Daniel HDR–plus a classic cover using the artwork of Walt Simonson. Many of the covers evoke the classic, original Marvel Comics BSG series.
Next is the trade paperback compilation of the monthly series Battlestar Galactica vs Battlestar Galactica. Star Trek novelist and comic book writer Peter David joins fan favorite artist Johnny Desjardins and Edu Menna in a book that features scenes fans will love, as two different Adamas meet each other and even stranger, two very different Starbucks. A wormhole has opened creating two parallel ships, and worse, an ancient being claiming to be the source of the Cylons.
Check out these previews, courtesy of Dynamite:
First, Battlestar Galactica Classic:
And twelve covers!
And here’s a 13-page preview to Battlestar Galactica vs Battlestar Galactica:
Look for these at Elite Comics or your local comic book shop tomorrow. You can also pre-order the trade edition of Battlestar Galactica vs Battlestar Galactica here at Amazon.